A lot of the inland mountain roads can be very very twisty and quite steep with sheer drop offs. Coaches can often be found in the mountains during the peak season so beware. Caution is advised when you're in the mountains and I would suggest only competent riders use this route.
This route and 4 other routes will form a collection of 5 round trip routes all starting from the Hotel Dorisol Florasol in the capital city of Funchal.
|Nick Carthew / AH